The Australian’s fear of reds under the beds

The Australian's front page critique of wind energy on Friday was the latest in a series of embarrassing errors when it comes to climate change and renewable energy.

On Friday, The Australian newspaper dedicated front page coverage to a United Kingdom study that claimed that, in Britain, using wind turbines to cut emissions costs 10 times the price of a gas-fired power station. Such a claim is not correct for Australian circumstances. But what I find remarkable is why The Australian considered such a study to be front page news.


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